Orchestra Victoria returns for the fourth annual Bendigo Festival, a unique and engaging week-long festival that that brings one of the country’s finest orchestras back to the City of Greater Bendigo.
From August 11 – 18, the musicians of Orchestra Victoria will present chamber music concerts across the City of Greater Bendigo, and aspiring young musicians from throughout the region will rehearse and perform alongside orchestra members in the On the mOVe! Education Program. The week will culminate in a captivating orchestral concert at Ulumbarra Theatre, Love and Hate, featuring the Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story' by Leonard Bernstein and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E, conducted by Orchestra Victoria’s Artistic Director, Nicolette Fraillon.
Closing Concert: Love and Hate
Orchestra Victoria unites for the final full orchestral concert of the Bendigo Festival, performing works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan-Williams, and Leonard Bernstein. Conducted by Nicolette Fraillon AM, and featuring Menuhin Competition winner, 10 year old violinist Christian Li, the music will explore the emotional extremities of love and hate and the impact of these on human existence across centuries.
Join us for a powerful and moving journey.
BERNSTEIN – Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
RACHMANINOFF– The Isle of the Dead Op.29
MENDELSSOHN – Violin Concerto in E
Now in its fifth decade, Orchestra Victoria is one of Australia's two specialist pit orchestras. With over 200 performances a year, to more than 250,000 people, Orchestra Victoria is widely regarded as the most versatile orchestra in the country.
The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre
Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.More about Ulumbarra Theatre
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